MLB Wild Card Series Day 2

MLB’s first-ever wild-card series weekend is in full swing. And as many as four teams could be sent packing today. As the playoff field expands to 12 teams for the 2022 postseason, four best-of-three series will determine which teams will advance to the ALDS (against either the Houston Astros or the New York Yankees) and … Read more

2022 MLB playoff preview — World Series odds, matchup keys

The 2022 MLB playoffs are here — and for the first time there are 12 teams battling for World Series glory. With an extra round to begin the postseason and the possibility that this year’s Fall Classic extends to a Game 7 on Nov. 5, it will be a very short October stay for some … Read more

MLB playoff field is set! Why 2022 postseason could be best ever

AP Photo/Hakim Wright The regular season is officially in the books (OK, maybe there is still a game or two trickling slowly to its finish as you read this) and the 2022 MLB playoffs are set to start Friday — and this year’s postseason could be epic. In addition to a new format that features … Read more

Where every team stands before playoffs

With the 2022 regular season wrapping up in seven days, for the most part, all eyes are on the playoffs. The 18 clubs who are done following their final game are looking towards the offseason; however, six wild-card contenders continue to battle for the final five spots, while the top seven teams in the majors … Read more

New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hits 61st home run of season, tying Roger Maris’ mark

9:28 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for and TORONTO — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, tying Roger Maris’ American League record. It took Maris until Oct. 1, the final game of … Read more

New York Yankees win, secure American League East crown as Aaron Judge stays at 60 homers

10:01 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for and TORONTO — From a near August collapse to a late September clinch. What seemed predestined when the New York Yankees were the best team in baseball in the first half of the season and looked doubtful with their subpar … Read more

Mets-Braves, AL and NL Wild Card

As the 2022 regular season has winded down, all eyes have been on Aaron Judge’s chase to break Roger Maris’ American League record for most home runs in a single season and Albert Pujols’ race to 700 career home runs. One of those milestones has been reached, with Pujols hitting two home runs against the … Read more

The Aaron Judge home run that changed a kid’s life

Sep 23, 2022 Ryan Hockensmith Close Ryan Hockensmith is a Penn State graduate who joined ESPN in 2001. He is a survivor of bacterial meningitis, which caused him to have multiple amputation surgeries on his feet. He is a proud advocate for those with disabilities and addiction issues. He covers everything from the NFL and … Read more

Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 23, hits 100th career home run, will give ball to father

TORONTO — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 100th home run at age 23, becoming the 10th-youngest player in MLB history to reach the mark, and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Wednesday night to ensure winning a rare five-game series against a wild-card rival. Toronto (81-62) has won three of … Read more

Why having enough left-handed hitting is crucial in October

Brian Cashman must feel cursed. For years, the New York Yankees general manager has been on a mission to find balance in his lineup, and just when he thought he had finally captured it, it vanished. The Yankees have fallen on hard times, and it’s in part because of injuries and inconsistent production by left-handed … Read more